Joshua Meeks (1731-1818)
Posted by: Gosffo
N 40° 30.576 W 080° 12.723
17T E 566756 N 4484618
Quick Description: There's not a lot of info about Joshusa
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 5/30/2010 10:41:23 AM
Waymark Code: WM8Y8Q
Marker Text: A militia captain during the American Revolution and civic leader in the early republic, Meeks was a petitioner to create Allegheny County in 1787. While making his living as a farmer, he took up arms to defend western Pa. during conflict and war. Meeks championed democratic ideals, promoting citizenship and patriotism by opening his home as a fort, a polling place, and a school. The Meeks house, which stood nearby, was razed in 2000.
Marker Name: Joshua Meeks (1731-1818)
Date Dedicated: 5/7/2008
Marker Type: Roadside
Location: along Beaver Grade Rd. at entrance to Forest Glen Condos, Moon Twp.
Category: American Revolution, Early Settlement, Education, Government & Politics 18th Century, Military
Website: [Web Link]
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